Cambodia

 
 
 

Cambodia  is often associated with its tragic history from the brutal atrocities of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. The Khmer Rouge are no longer around and visitors beginning to discover the country, especially with the improved security. Cambodia is a haven for backpackers but also attracts luxury travellers to its heritage sites, colonial ruins, wild jungles, beach resorts, absorbing culture and those curious to understand the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge. 

Cambodia travel guide
Guide and information to Cambodia's popular travel destinations including getting in and around, attractions, things to do and eating out.

Country Guide
Major destinations include Phnom Penh, temples of Angkor and the beach town of Sihanoukville.
>> Cambodia country guide

Phnom Penh
Located on the banks of the Mekong River, it is the largest city and capital of Cambodia.
>> Phnom Penh guide

Siem Reap
Once a quiet village but now a booming town, being the base to the temple ruins of Angkor.
>> Siem Reap guide

More Cambodia destinations 

Cambodia travel articles
Travel articles on Cambodia including destinations, tourism, guide and activities by various authors.

Key Pointers for Memorable Cambodia Tour
by
Andrew Mulvaney

Angkor Wat Discovery
by Jayce Castillo

Things to do in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
by Mark E Jones

More Cambodia articles

Photos of Cambodia

Photos of scenes and destinations in Cambodia by various photographers.

Angkor photos
Battambang photos

Phnom Penh photos
Siem Reap photos
Sihanoukville photos

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Cambodia in Brief

Area
181,035 sq km
68,898 sq miles

Geography
Comprises of a low-lying central plain surrounded by low mountains in the north, northeast and southwest with the Mekong River flowing southward in the eastern region.

Population (2011)
14.9 million

Capital
Phnom Penh

Government
Constitutional monarchy with the King as the Chief of State and Prime Minister as Head of Government.

Legislature
Bicameral parliament comprising of the National Assembly (elected by popular vote) and Senate (majority elected by parliamentarians).

Ethnic Groups
Khmer: 90%
Vietnamese: 5%
Chinese: 1%
Others: 4%

Languages
Khmer (official), English (favoured as a second language) and French (spoken mainly by older Cambodians).

Religions
Buddhist: 96%
Islam: 2%
Others: 2%

GDP (2011 in PPP)
Total: $33.9 billion
Per capita: $2,200
Growth: 6.1%

Major Industries
Agriculture (rice, rubber, cashew nuts, corn, cassava), rice milling, fishing, gem mining, textile, construction and tourism.

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